Desert Island Treasures

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All Music Guide - Jim Powers
Desert Island Treasures collects the earliest recordings of veteran California guitarist Merrell Fankhauser with his surf band the Impacts and beat group Merrell and the Exiles. Both groups are excellent representatives of their given styles; the Impacts circa 1963 were a tight surf unit with ripping sax and wild guitar, while the Exiles' material, recorded between 1964 and 1965, has a harder edge than many popular American groups attempting a British Invasion sound. Exiles guitarist Jeff Cotton would go on to play with Captain Beefheart before rejoining Fankhauser in the early-'70s band Mu. The music of Merrell Fankhauser is absolutely essential to any American '60s rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Powers
Desert Island Treasures collects the earliest recordings of veteran California guitarist Merrell Fankhauser with his surf band the Impacts and beat group Merrell and the Exiles. Both groups are excellent representatives of their given styles; the Impacts circa 1963 were a tight surf unit with ripping sax and wild guitar, while the Exiles' material, recorded between 1964 and 1965, has a harder edge than many popular American groups attempting a British Invasion sound. Exiles guitarist Jeff Cotton would go on to play with Captain Beefheart before rejoining Fankhauser in the early-'70s band Mu. The music of Merrell Fankhauser is absolutely essential to any American '60s rock collection, be it these groups or his later psychedelic folk rock with Fapardokly and H.M.S. Bounty or progressive rock with Mu.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/1997
  • Label: Bacchus Archives
  • UPC: 053477111625
  • Catalog Number: 1116
  • Sales rank: 139,972

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shreader - Merrell & the Exiles (2:12)
  2. 2 Switzerland - Merrell & the Exiles (2:21)
  3. 3 Kon-Tiki - Merrell & the Exiles (1:49)
  4. 4 Mr. X - Merrell & the Exiles (2:25)
  5. 5 She's Gone - Merrell & the Exiles (2:12)
  6. 6 Shake My Hand - Merrell & the Exiles (2:29)
  7. 7 Let Me Go - Merrell & the Exiles (2:24)
  8. 8 Please Be Mine - Merrell & the Exiles (2:50)
  9. 9 Pain in My Heart - Merrell & the Exiles (1:45)
  10. 10 Long Long Time - Merrell & the Exiles (1:46)
  11. 11 Remember Me - Merrell & the Exiles (1:53)
  12. 12 Be a Good Neighbor Week - Merrell & the Exiles (2:37)
  13. 13 Burtons Jam - Merrell & the Exiles (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Impacts Primary Artist
Merrell Fankhauser Guitar, Vocals
Joel Rose Saxophone
Jeff Cotton Guitar, Vocals
Martin Brown Steel Guitar
Steve Evans Rhythm Guitar
John Oliver Bass
Merrell & the Exiles Track Performer
Dan Stevens Saxophone
Greg Hampton Drums
Technical Credits
Frankie Lymon Composer
Merrell Fankhauser Producer
Snooky Pryor Composer
Ted Brinson Engineer
Morris Levy Composer
Glen MacArthur Engineer
Jim Seals Composer
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